Stormy Daniels, NCAA propel '60 Minutes' to top of ratings

MarketsAssociated Press

CBS' "60 Minutes" proved it still has the moves in its 50th year to dominate the ratings.

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The news magazine's interview with Stormy Daniels was the most-watched program for the week of March 19 with 22.1 million viewers. The adult film star is alleging a 2006 sexual encounter with Donald Trump, which the president has denied.

Sunday's "60 Minutes" audience was nearly double the 11 million viewers the show has been averaging this season. It gave the program its best showing since 2008, when 25 million tuned in to see President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle.

Daniels was a big draw, but "60 Minutes" also got a March Madness boost from the NCAA Duke-Kansas contest that preceded it and sent the Kansas Jayhawks to the Final Four.